Redfern Health Center

Women’s Clinic Services

Annual exams

Annual exams include:

  • hematocrit (a finger-prick blood test)
  • urinalysis
  • breast exam
  • physical exam (including a Pap smear and pelvic exam)
  • STD/STI testing (optional during an annual exam. Discuss your concerns with your practitioner to determine if testing for STD/STI is necessary for you.)

Breast health assessment

A clinical breast exam is performed during the routine annual exam. You can also schedule an appointment if you have a problem or concern.

HIV testing

HIV testing is done by blood sample. Results are ready for review with the patient in a few days.

STD/STI testing

STD/STI testing is offered at your annual exam, or you can schedule a problem visit to be tested. The Women’s Clinic is able to test a variety of STD/STI including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, herpes and gonorrhea. Results are usually available within a few days, and a follow-up appointment is required to review the tests results. Test results cannot be given over the phone.

Pregnancy testing

Pregnancy testing can be done by either a urine or blood test. Urine tests will have results in five to 10 minutes, and the results of the blood tests are available in 12 to 24 hours.


Gardasil is a three-part vaccine series designed to protect against four of the most common strains of HPV that cause 70 percent of cervical cancers and 90 percent of genital warts. It is highly recommended for women 9 to 26 years old and is available through the Allergy and Immunization Clinic. Appointments for the Gardasil vaccine usually last 10 minutes with little to no wait time after the injection. You are expected to pay for only the injection you receive at your appointment, not for the entire three-part vaccine at once. Call the appointment line at 864-656-1541 to schedule an appointment for the vaccine.